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UGA Trainer Fired & Arrested for “Illicit Conversation” Accusation

A University of Georgia athletic trainer has been fired from the school and arrested for charges related to an obscene online interaction with someone he believed to be a child, according to Georgia police. Jason... more »

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport participation. It also... more »

LSU Beach Volleyball Balancing Mental & Physical Health

Being a collegiate student-athlete, particularly at the NCAA Division I level, life is all about balance. They need balance in their diet, balance in their training, and a balance between life between the lines and... more »

Andrews Sports Medicine Launching New Podcast Series

Whether it’s cheering on a favorite team or competing in a community league, we all know the thrill of victory in sports. But there is a different type of victory that many athletes must pursue... more »

No-Contact Hydration System Reaches Super Bowl

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana-based business Wheelin’ Water, LLC, recently developed a new sports hydration system that requires no physical contact for users to operate it. The Wheelin’ Water No Contact, Hands-Free System,... more »

Men & Women Show No Difference in Concussion Recovery

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

14 Minnesota Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Practice

A survey by Let Them Play MN has found that more than 2,5000 Minnesotans reported their child or themselves have experienced dizziness and shortness of breath while wearing masks, according to a report from KCTV-5... more »

Registration Open for ISVA 2021 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for Joining Forces to Enhance Athletic Performance (www.isva2021.com), the 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference.  The 2021 conference will be live online on Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, February... more »

Health Tips For Resuming Sports

Kids and teens may be eager to return to their regular sports routines when it's possible to play again, after being sidelined by COVID-19 restrictions. But a sports medicine specialist in California says, for their... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

NATA Recognized as a NYSS Champion by President’s Council

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. The NYSS, released in September 2019, called for a national... more »

Benefits of the High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength... more »

Study: An Athlete’s Heart Differs Between Men & Women

According to a new study, the hearts of female athletes adapt differently to sports training than their male counterparts. This new revelation could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health, according to a press... more »

USA Gymnastics to Provide Members Cutting-Edge Concussion Education Resources

USA Gymnastics has announced a new partnership with nonprofit education innovator TeachAids to provide members access to CrashCourse materials as part of the organization’s commitment to athlete health and wellness. CrashCourse content, which was created... more »

Study: Sports Can Help Boys with Behavioral Issues

Organized youth sports can be a great outlet for young boys who may have behavioral problems, according to a new study of Irish kids. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that one-year-old... more »

The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Injuries & Keep Playing

The Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to present a FREE virtual community lecture titled The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Winter Injuries and Keep Playing on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7... more »

Study: Racket Sports Worse on Knee Arthritis, Joint Degeneration

A recent study released by the Radiological Society of North American has found racket sports, like tennis, pickleball, and racquetball, are among the worst physical activities for your knees. This news is particularly alarming with... more »

Cal State Fullerton Trainer Addresses Mental Health Awareness Among Athletes

Jaime Potter, the interim head athletic trainer at Cal State Fullerton, knows the importance of maintaining one's mental health during the student-athlete experience — especially during a pandemic. In a recent interview with The Daily... more »

Athletic Trainers on the Front Lines for Fullerton College

Athletics on the campus of Fullerton College in California have been on hold through this point of the academic school year, but with the help of its athletic trainers, sports a preparing to return soon.... more »

Connecticut AT Weighs In On Basketball Mask Mandate

In the state of Connecticut, all student-athletes competing in moderate-risk indoor sports like basketball must wear a mask according to a mandate from Governor Ned Lamont. The question now being asked in the Constitution State... more »

Massachusetts Trainer Saves Referee’s Life at Game

A Massachusetts high school athletic trainer sprang into action last week when a soccer referee suddenly suffered a heart attack during a game. Amy Tessitore, athletic trainer for Hanover (MA) High School, acted and thought... more »

Discussing Eating Disorders in Athletes

With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes at all levels of competition are facing challenges to their physical and mental health. Social isolation, limited access to training facilities, fewer food options, and delays... more »

Strength Coach Roundtable Discussion

For so many strength coaches across the country, the fall season has brought a sense of familiarity to what was a very unfamiliar summer as the athletic industry — and everyone else — reacted to... more »

Dallas Surgeons Weigh In on Dak Prescott Injury

The hearts of Dallas Cowboys fans collectively sank Sunday evening when franchise quarterback Dak Prescott left in the second half with a gruesome leg injury. The Pro Bowl quarterback was diagnosed with a dislocation and... more »

Study: HS Athletes Need More Recovery Time From Concussions

According to a new study from the Henry Ford Health System's Sports Medicine Research, high school athletes in multiple sports need more recovery time from concussions. The study was published in Orthopedics, a national peer-reviewed... more »

CHSAA SMAC’s Recommendations on Air Quality

Wildfires have been dominating the west coast of the country in recent weeks. As firefighters battle to quell the blazes, the after-effects of poor air quality have begun to trickle down to the high school... more »

Recovering from a Back Injury

A back injury is not something to mess around with. Whether you're a student-athlete, professional player, or just a weekend warrior, suffering a back injury can be down-right debilitating. Surgery is always an option, depending... more »

AATA Releases Statement on Exertional Heat Stroke

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association (AATA) released a statement on exertional heatstroke as some athletic programs around the country resume fall sports. The statement shares research findings from studies, devices to use... more »

Myocarditis a Concern for Big Ten, Pac-12 Administrators

As the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences became the first of the 'Power 5' conferences to forgo football and fall sports, concerns over complications of student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to be at... more »

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